Parents Bulletins & Letters - No 1 Print E-mail

Parent Bulletin - No 1First Letter from the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus and Community

FIrst letter home to Parents of Gnurad-Gundidj Campus Students Term 1
- 5th February 2020

Welcome to the community of the Gnurad Gundidj for our term one, eight week program. we shall be using uEducateUs to communicate with you a number of times. You will receive uEducateUs communications via the uEducateUs app or email. You can download the uEducateUs app at Google Play for Android or the Apple App Store for iPhone. The content of the communications is to assist you with your side of the Gnurad Gundidj experience. The information will not necessarily deal with individuals and their achievements, but more about the living and learning process all students will be undertaking. We want to provide you with some early reminders and information for your arrival day and to perhaps help you on your return and continued journey. We hope to post images on Facebook and our website from time-to-time as well..

Gnurad-Gundidj Students - Term 1 2020

It is normal for students (and parents) to experience “separation anxiety”, or homesickness, in the first week(s) of their experience here and maybe longer, maybe less. Please be assured this is normal and the Gnurad Gundidj staff team is particularly vigilant and experienced in assisting students to cope with this emotion. For the most part this emotion will diminish. Please do not hesitate to call us, in confidence, if you feel in any way like this. While I make no promises about you being able to talk directly with your son or daughter, and often it only exacerbates the issues and indeed I strongly discourage it except in individual extreme situations, we are happy to be a listener to your experience if you require.

With every good wish.
On behalf of the team of staff at Gnurad.

[This is a snapshot of the most recent letter - please download and read the letter for full information]

Mark Reeves (Principal) and Sean Fitzpatrick (Campus Principal)



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School for Student Leadership is a Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) initiative offering a unique residential education experience for year nine students. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students' home regions. There are three campuses in iconic locations across Victoria. The Alpine School Campus is located at Dinner Plain in the Victorian Alps. Snowy River Campus is near the mouth of the Snowy River at Marlo in east Gippsland. The third site is adjacent to Mount Noorat near Camperdown in Victoria’s Western District, and is called Gnurad-Gundidj. After consultation with the local aboriginal community, this name represents both the indigenous name of the local area and an interpretation of the statement "belonging to this place".
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